TYSON FURY has slammed Anthony Joshua’s ‘bulls***“ sports science approach to fighting and insists it just comes down to who has the ‘biggest balls’.
The Gypsy King was left 'wounded' nine days ago after AJ was beaten by Oleksandr Usyk, sending an historic, all-British undisputed title decider up in smoke.
Joshua, who has already confirmed plans to exercise his right to an immediate rematch with Usyk, has been offered support by his long-time rival since his defeat.
However, Fury has now slammed his foe’s approach to fighting ahead of his own title defence against Deontay Wilder on Saturday.
The WBC champ told The Times: “As many numbers you want to think about in your brain, as many PBs and personal records you want to set, it won’t help you in a fight.
“I am just old school. I eat plenty of food, drink plenty of water, get to bed, get up early. Train hard. That’s all I can do.
“You train hard and then you fight. It’s pretty simple work really.
“I know this is sounding strange to you because you’ve got the best heavyweight in the world who just doesn’t do all that numbers stuff.”
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Fury added: “I would probably say that AJ is a sports science guy. But if you look at our records, I am still undefeated after 13 years and he’s got a double loss on his record. It suggests to me that’s a load of bull****.
“I don’t think all those numbers on a screen can help you in a fight — because if all that sports science really worked, with Joshua being built like an Adonis, he wouldn’t have got knocked out by a fat fella in Andy Ruiz who had two weeks’ notice before the fight.”
Fury, 33, initially held talks to face Joshua, 31, in the summer but was instead made to go ahead with a contracted trilogy bout with Wilder, 35.
It meant AJ was then forced into a mandatory defence against Usyk, 34, and now has to fight for his career once more.
If Fury beats Wilder again on October 9, it sets him up perfectly to finally unify the division.
But he warned neither Joshua or Usyk will be on his mind, believing he has the most dangerous opponent out of the lot in front of him.
Fury explained: “Usyk did his job and good luck to him. I watched it, was I absolutely wounded he won? Yes.
“I wanted Joshua to win but he couldn't do it and that’s not any of my business. I keep my nose out of everyone else's business.
“Wilder is the most dangerous fighter out there and beats Joshua, Usyk and everyone else out there.”
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